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Missing Data In Spss 21 Crack


To test the accuracy of the calibration curve, 34 duck eggs with intact eggshells and 32 cracked duck eggs were used for validation. Each duck egg was tapped by the percussion rod five times, and a total of 66 5, or 330 datapoints, were obtained for the logistic regression analysis. Model 5, with five input frequencies, was used. The Nagelkerke R2 value of the validation group was 0.729, and the duck eggs were manually inspected for cracks to establish the corresponding confusion matrix, as shown in Table 4. The ROC curve for the validation group is shown in Figure 5. The calculated AUC value was 0.905.




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This is one of the most frequently asked data analyst interview questions, and the interviewer expects you to give a detailed answer here, and not just the name of the methods. There are four methods to handle missing values in a dataset.


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Dear Dr. Landersi have a querry regarding which statistic to use for computing inter-rater reliability for my data. i have a collection of websites each of which being rated for a few dimensions by a number of raters. the number of raters is same for each website. the ratings are qualitative (i.e. good, average and poor denoted by 1, 2 and 3 respectively) for all the dimensions except one in which ranks are given. please guide me which statistic should i use for computing inter-rater reliability for my data. is it fleiss kappa that i should use? if yes, then how (using spss)? if not then which other should i use?please reply as soon as possiblethanksnamita


Actually, I did some probing around and I think the combined ICC is low due to the missing data which violates the ANOVA assumption that the ICC calculation relies on. Probably the best bet is to bootstrap the surgeons.


Whatever you do, you need interval or ratio measurement of the scale to use ICC. Since you are apparently already confident in the interval+ measurement of 1-5 (i.e., at a minimum, the distance between 1 and 2 is the same as the distance between 2 and 3, between 3 and 4, and between 4 and 5), you should consider if the same is true for N/A to 1. If so, you could reasonably recode N/A as 0. If not, you could instead consider the analysis of two difference variables, one binary-coded variable distinguishing N/A and not-N/A, and another with 1-5. But you will have missing data in the 1-5 variable that way, so be sure this is theoretically meaningful.


It is important to consider these results within the limitations of our study. First, several participants were lost to follow-up during the UCC. As a result, only 50% of the participants that received treatment in the UCC were enrolled to receive treatment in the CMC. Therefore, our results might have been different if all 32 subjects were enrolled in this study. However, the fact that baseline characteristics and within treatment outcomes were similar for UCC participants who crossed over compared to those that did not crossover reduces the chances of attritional bias due to follow-up losses. Second, there was a substantial number of missing urine samples, especially in the UCC. This could be due, in part, to the lack of efficacy of the UCC and the severe health and social conditions of the participants in our sample, as well as the fact that participants did not receive any form of incentive to submit urine samples during the UCC. Nevertheless, this phenomenon restricted our access to the actual data, thus limiting the accuracy of our findings. To deal with missing urine samples, we used data deletion (considering missing as missing) and multiple imputation. Although both of these approaches have been used extensively in outpatient clinical trials for substance use disorders, either can produce biased results. Hence, it is important to acknowledge that different results (including smaller differences between treatment conditions) might have been obtained if there had been more data available for analysis from the UCC. Third, our study had a relatively small sample rendering it underpowered to uncover differences with smaller effect sizes. It is possible that outcome differences observed here in only trending levels might have been confirmed within a larger sample. On the other hand, crossover trials are considered to be statistically efficient and, since participants serve as their own control, are protected from possible confounding factors related to the randomization process. Hence, the methodological qualities of a crossover design might have, in part, reduced our sample size limitation. Four, this study included only outcomes accessed during treatment enabling us to only compare the short-term effects of these treatment interventions.


Although single imputation is widely used, it does not reflect the uncertainty created by missing data at random. So, multiple imputation is more favorable then single imputation in case of data missing at random.


Our analysis strategy consisted of cleaning/processing the data and the then we proceeded to (1) construct scales, indexes, and new single item measures, (2) conduct an attrition analysis, (3) conduct a missing value analysis, and (4) conduct descriptive/inferential analyses.


Missing background characteristic data were imputed using the expectation maximization (EM) algorithm in SPSS 18.0. EM employs maximum-likelihood estimation to ensure consistency between the variance-covariance matrix derived from the observed data and the imputed data [22]. As the amount of missing data were minimal and due to the necessity of eliminating any case with any missing background characteristic, we felt that imputation posed fewer inferential risks than eliminating entire cases.


Studies [11] [15] [16] [17] have been done on the prevalence of cracked teeth. However, not many published studies were found on the prevalence of cracked teeth in Nigeria. Udoye and Jafarzadeh [11] conducted their study among Nigerian patients in the southeastern part of the country. There is yet no such data on the condition in other regions. Availability of such data on early and accurate diagnosis of cracked teeth provide options for conservation of such teeth as well as better prognosis. As research into improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth continues, this study became necessary and was, therefore, carried out with the aim of determining the prevalence and distribution of cracked teeth in adult patients presenting at the Dental Hospital of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, located in the Southwest of Nigeria.


Cracked teeth may occur with or without symptoms, and as a finding, even in the presence of pulpal symptoms, may be challenging to locate. Problems have been associated with the identification of cracked teeth as crack detection may require thorough assessment [2]. Seo [19] reported the importance of using different diagnostic tools and aids in identifying cracks in teeth. In this study, the detection of cracked teeth was enhanced by the use of various diagnostic tests to avoid missing out the less visible cracks, a factor that may underestimate the prevalence. Transillumination was most useful accounting for nearly half of the detected cracked teeth. Apart from the subtle nature of the cracks that necessitated the use of this adjunct, another reason may be due to the usual mesio-distal direction of the majority of cracks [13] as was also observed in this study, a factor that makes transillumination a good tool for its detection. The light beam applied to the buccal or lingual surface of the tooth may not completely pass through to the other side of the tooth, indicating a longitudinal tooth fracture with crack line in a mesiodistal direction. The usefulness of this method was also affirmed in this study. The number of mesiodistal cracks detected with transillumination was very high (65.2%) when compared to buccolingual cracks and combined cracks that were detected usually on visual examination without transillumination.


A total of 1,360 mother-child dyads were considered eligible for the study. Of those, 1,344 were included in the cohort (10 mothers refused to participate, 4 were unable to inform an address, and 2 resided in areas considered to be unsafe for the research team). At the first follow-up visit, at 30 days, 35 dyads (2.6 %) were lost, resulting in a total of 1,309 dyads interviewed. The dataset was then filtered to exclude cases with missing information, resulting in a final sample of 1,243 observations for analysis. The results reported in the present study refer to the data collected at the maternity ward and at the 30-day follow-up interview.


The prevalence of cracked nipples was 32 % (398/1,243; 95 % CI 29.4-34.7), but all mothers were still breastfeeding at the 30-day follow-up interview, even in the presence of the outcome. Participation rate was 97.4 % (1,309/1,344), and another 66 were discarded due to dataset filtering to exclude cases with missing information, resulting in a final sample of 1,243 dyads included in the analysis.


One methodological strength of the study is the statistical analysis, in which variables were organized into different levels, allowing to demonstrate that the outcome was more strongly influenced by proximal characteristics. Also, all the professionals involved in data collection were specifically trained for the task and were able to assess and classify the breastfeeding technique according to the criteria established. Conversely, the outcome of interest, cracked nipples, was self-reported by mothers, which may have led to a measurement bias. In our opinion, however, this limitation does not affect the relevance of the study, as we strongly believe that the perception and report of mothers with regard to the presence of cracked nipples is reliable. Moreover, if some women in our sample had cracked nipples but chose not to report the condition, it is likely that the condition had a lower impact on their breastfeeding performance.


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